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EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

Institute of Education Sciences
Read Naturally®

IES What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report.

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided No
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication No
Included studies are assessed for study quality Yes
Quality assessments are reproducible Yes

Description: This is a review of studies investigating the effectiveness of the Read Naturally® Program for elementary school students. The effectiveness of the intervention is regarded as Meets Evidence Standards, Meets Evidence Standards with Reservation or Does Not Meet Evidence Standard based on the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) classification system. Well-designed randomized controlled trials are considered strong evidence (Meets Evidence Standards), quasi-experimental studies are considered weaker evidence (Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations) and single-case design studies are considered insufficient evidence or under development (Does Not Meet Evidence Standards).

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Elementary school students, English language learners.

Intervention/Assessment: Read Naturally®.

Number of Studies Included: 1

Years Included: Not stated



  • Treatment
    • Language
      • Reading & Writing
        • Based on one study included in this review, "WWC considers the extent of evidence for Read Naturally® for students with learning disabilities to be small for reading fluency and writing" (p. 1).

Keywords: Literacy, Learning Disabilities

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Added to Compendium: March 2012

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